General Knowledge MCQs for all Government Jobs Exams

Practise General Knowledge MCQs 

1. National Buildings Organisation (NBO) comes under

a. Ministry of Human Resource Development

b. Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

c. Ministry of Home Affairs

d. Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

2.  The National Green Tribunal has recently directed that no vintage cars will be permitted to ply
on the roads of:
(a) Kolkata
(b) Mumbai
(c) Delhi
(d) Chennai

3. Who was the chairman of the 1st Finance Commission?

a. Shri N.K. Singh

b. C. Neogy

c. A. K. Chanda

d. Y V Reddy

4. Which one of the following statements about the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of
India is NOT correct?
(a) The CAG is appointed by the President
(b) He can be removed from office in the same way as a Judge of the Supreme Court
(c) The CAG is eligible for further office under the Constitution of India after he has ceased
to hold office
(d) Salary of the CAG is charged on the Consolidated Fund of India

5.  Decisions of the United Nations General Assembly on important questions shall be made by way
(a) a simple majority of members present and voting.
(b) a two-thirds majority of members present and voting.
(c) a three-fourths majority of members present and voting.
(d) the consensus of members presents and voting.

6. Which one of the following principal organs of the United Nations has the power to consider and
approve the budget of the Organisation?
(a) Security Council
(b) Economic and Social Council
(c) General Assembly
(d) Secretariat

7.  Which one of the following bodies has the power to enforce international peace in case of
existence of any threat to the peace, breach of the peace or an act of aggression?
(a) General Assembly
(b) Security Council
(c) International Court of Justice
(d) International Criminal Court

8.  Which one of the following Committees were appointed to study the problem of corruption in
public administration in India?
(a) Appleby Committee
(b) AD Gorwala Committee
(c) Santhanam Committee
(d) Rajamannar Committee

9.  How many principal organs in UN

a. 5




10.  Which of the following committee formed to enquiry ” The assassination of Rajiv Gandhi”

a. Sarkaria Commission

b. H R Khanna Commission

c. Venkatswami Commission

d. M C Jain Commission

11. The offer to set up Constituent Assembly was first made by:
(a) Cripps Mission
(b) Linlithgow’s Offer
(c) Wavell Plan
(d) Cabinet Mission

12. Which of the following countries have an unwritten Constitution

a. UK

b. USA

c. India

d. none

 13. MGNREGA provides a:
(a) duty-based framework.
(b) right-based framework.
(c) entitlement-based framework.
(d) gender-based framework
14. Which of the following is/are metalloids
c. germanium
d. All of the above
15. In a vacuum, a coin and a feather are dropped from the same height simultaneously. Which will
reach the ground first?
(a) Feather
(b) Coin
(c) Both at the same time
(d) feather drifts away

16. Which of the following planets is considered as ‘Earth’s-twin’?
A. Mars
B. Mercury
C. Venus
D. Jupiter
17. Which among the following statements best describes the term ‘Black Gold’:
A. Coal and its derivatives
B. Green Diamond
C. Residual that remains after Gold extraction
D. Petroleum and its derivatives
18. Diclofenac, a painkiller used in livestock has emerged as a major cause for a decline in the population of:
A. Cattle
B. Tigers
C. Sparrows
D. Vultures
19.  ‘Ladang’ is a local name of shifting cultivation practised in:
A. Southeast Asia
B. Africa
C. Central America
D. Europe
20. Lake Van, one of the highest saline lake in the world is located in:
A. U.S.A
B. Egypt
C. Sudan
D. Turkey
21.  Which of the following is/are examples of Footloose Industries
a. Diamonds
b. computer chips
c. mobile manufacturing
d. All of the Above
22. The famous Ruhr Coal-field is located in:
A. Canada
B. Russia
C. Sweden
D. Germany
23. Which of the following organization publishes the ‘Global EV Outlook’?
B. World Bank
C. Greenpeace
D. International Energy Agency
24. Who publishes the Global Gender Gap Report and Global Competitiveness Reports?
a. WHO
b. IMF
c. WEF
25.  ‘My Son Sanctuary’, the famous UNESCO World Heritage Centre is located in which of the following
A. Cambodia
B. Vietnam
C. Indonesia
D. Myanmar
26.  Which of the following countries recently adopted the ‘New Southern Policy’?
B. France
C. Japan
D. South Korea
27.  “Online Portal Ensure”, sometimes seen in the news, is related to
A. Procurement of goods by government departments
B. Animal Husbandry
C. Procurement of Pulses
D. Citizen Charter
28.  One Family, One Job is launched by which state government?
a. UP
b. Bihar
d. Sikkim
29.  Jal Vikas Marg Project, sometimes seen in the news, is related to
A. Ganga River
B. Brahmaputra River
C. Krishna River
D. Indus River
30.  India’s ‘Look East’ Policy was first initiated in which year
a. 1981
31. Which state has launched Jiban Sampark project for the welfare of the Particularly Vulnerable
Tribal Groups.
a. Odisha
b. West Bengal
c. Kerala
d. Karnataka
32.  Section 8 of the Representation of the People (RP) Act, 1951 that is frequently in news concerns
A. Paid advertisements for an election campaign.
B. Division of seats in the Upper house.
C. Horse trading in council elections.
D. Disqualification of conviction for long sentences.
33.  Member countries of Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) are
A. India, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and New Zealand
B. India, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and Iraq
C. India, Australia, Iran, Indonesia, and Thailand
D. India, China, Singapore, Mauritius, and Madagascar.
34.  The Budapest Convention is related to which of the following matters?
A. Organic Farming
B. Ozone Depletion
C. World Trade Organization
D. Cyber Security
35. “The costs of De-carbonization” report is published by
A. United Nations Environment Programme
C. World Bank
D. United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
36. The largest reserves of thorium in India is located in
A. Gujarat
B. Kerala
C. Andhra Pradesh
D. Odisha
37.  Bathukamma Festival, sometimes seen in the news, is celebrated in
A. Tamil Nadu
B. Telangana
C. Karnataka
D. Odisha

38. The Oxford Word of the Year 2019 is ?a. Climate Strike

b. Climate Action

c. Climate Emergency

d. Climate change

39.  The first Factories Act for India was enacted in the year:
(a) 1948
(b) 1881
(c) 1911
(d) 1891

40.  What is a ‘Wild – Cat’ strike?

a. a strike that is started by a group of workers without the approval of their union.

b. a strike that is started by a group of workers with the approval of their union.

c. a strike by union leaders

d. b and c

41.  What is “Slow Down” Strike?

a. Employees deliberately reduce productivity or efficiency by doing duties slowly.

b. Employees come late to the factory.

c. a and b

d. none

42. Who among the following was the first President of the All India Trade Union Congress?
(a) Mahatma Gandhi
(b) N M Joshi
(c) Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose
(d) Lala Lajpat Rai

43.  ” Learning How to Fly: Life Lessons for the Youth” book written by?

a. Swami Vivekananda

b. Abdul Kallam

c. Mahatma Gandhi

d. Ambedkar

44. ” The God of Small Things” Novel by?

a. Abdul Kallam

b. RK Narayan

c. Arundhati Roy

d.  Aravind Adiga

45. Who was the first UPSC Chairman

a. Sir Ross Barker

b. Sir F.W. Robertson

c. Sh. H.K.L. Capoor

d. None

46. Who was the first recipient of the Jnanpith Award?

a. Amar Kant

b. G. Sankara Kurup

c. Kedarnath Singh

d. None

47. When was Postel Index Number PIN Introduced in India?
a. 1890

b. 1947

c. 1972

d. 1973

48. Who was the first actress who was nominated as a member of Rajya Sabha?

a. Sri Devi

b. Sushmita Sen

c. Nargis Dutt

d. None

49. In which country was paper currency first used?

a. India

b. Vietnam

c. China

d. USA

50. When was the International Maritime Organization established?

a. 1947

b. 1948

c. 1946

d. 1945

51. “Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRSs)”  comes under
a. Ministry of Tribal Affairs
b. Ministry of Human Resource Development
c. a and b
d. NITIAayog
52. “INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY” celebrated every year on?
a. 8th September
b. 9th September
c. 5th September
d.6th September

53.  ‘DHRUV’ comes under

a. Ministry of Human Resource Development

b. Ministry of Home Affairs

c. NITI Aayog

d. Skill India

54.  What is the theme of World Wetlands Day 2020

a. Wetlands and Management

b. Wetlands are everything

c. Wetlands and Life

d. Wetlands and Biodiversity

55.  At present how many Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) in India?

a. 72

b. 74



56. August 29 is celebrated in India as National Sports Day to mark the birth anniversary of:
(a) Milkha Singh
(b) P T Usha
(c) Dhyan Chand
(d) E D Solkar

57. The expression, ‘rarest of rare’ is associated with:
(a) sedition.
(b) death penalty.
(c) defection.
(d) detention.

58. NABARD stands for
(a) National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development
(b) National Banking Association for Rural Development
(c) National Business And Rental Division
(d) National Building Agriculture Reforms Division

59. ‘Project Loon’, an initiative to provide internet connectivity using balloons is operated by:
(a) Google.
(b) Airtel.
(c) Facebook.
(d) BSNL.

60. The Headquarters of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is located at:
(a) Beijing.
(b) Dhaka.
(c) Hyderabad.
(d) Thimphu.

61. ‘Mitra Shakti’ is a joint training exercise between the Indian Army and:
(a) US Army.
(b) Chinese Army.
(c) Sri Lankan Army.
(d) Bangladesh Army

62. ‘Cobra Gold’, a multilateral amphibious military exercise is held every year in:
(a) Canada.
(b) Thailand.
(c) The USA.
(d) Singapore.

63. Which one of the following portfolios were held by Dr Rajendra Prasad in the Interim Government
formed in India in the year 1946?
(a) Defence
(b) External Affairs and Commonwealth Nations
(c) Food and Agriculture
(d) Human Resources

64. Who among the following signed the Jammu and Kashmir’s Instrument of Accession with India?
(a) Hari Singh
(b) Sheikh Abdullah
(c) Karan Singh
(d) Afzal Beg

65. Who is called the father of Operation Flood in India?

a. M. S. Swaminathan

b. Verghese Kurien
c. Dr Norman Borlaug
d. none
66. Which is the first state in the country to formulate a law to punish social boycott
A) Punjab
B) Maharashtra
C) Madhya Pradesh
D) Karnataka
67. Who had founded the first women’s university in India?

a. Dhondo Keshav Karve

b. Jyoti Rao Phule
c.Savitribai Phule
d.B. R. Ambedkar
68. The North Eastern Space Applications Centre (NESAC) located at?
a. Shillong
b. Itanagar
c. Imphal
d. None
69. What is SPM in pollution
a. Sulphur Phosphorus Matter
b. Sodium Phosphorus Matter
c. Suspended Particulate Matter
d. Sulphur Particulate Matter
70. What is the biggest space agency?
c.Russian Federal Space Agency
d.European Space Agency
71. Which is the first successful private space company founded by Elon Musk in 2002?
a.Space Studies Institute
b. SpaceX
c.International Space University

72. Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) located in which state ?

a. Bangalore
b. Andhra Pradesh
c. Kerala
d. Tamil Nadu

73. National Atmospheric Research Laboratory (NARL) located at

a. Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh
b. Hyderabad, Telangana
c. Coimbatore, Chennai
d. None
74. Which of the following organisms do breed only once in a lifetime?
1. Elephant
2. Bamboo
3. Pacific Salmon fish
d. b and c
75.  Which of the following countries is/are Mega diverse country?
a. India
b. USA
C. China
d. All of the Above
76. The concept of a biodiversity hotspot was put forward by
a. Norman Myers
b. Russell Mittermeier
c. Cristina Mittermeier
d. Ester Boserup
77.  National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) statutory body constituted under the Wildlife
(Protection) Act, 1972 headed by
a. Prime Minister
b. President
c.  Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

78. Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) located at

a. Hyderabad
b. Tirupathi
c. Dehradun
d. Bhopal
79. Who is the founding father of Indian Space Programme
a. Dr Abdul Kalam
b. Rakesh Sharma
c. Kalpana Chawla
d. Dr Vikram Sarabhai
80. Where the Satellites are Made
a. ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC), Bangalore.
b. Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thiruvanathapuram.
c. Both a and b
d. None
81. Which is the first operational launch vehicle of India?
b.  ASLV
c. SLV
d. None
82.  Which is the first Indian Satellite
a. Aryabhata
b. GSAT-30
d. None
83. Which is the first launch vehicle of India?
a. SLV-3
b. PSLV-3
c. ASLV-3
d. None
84. Why was “Thumba” selected for being a rocket launching station?
a. The geomagnetic equator of the earth passes over Thumba
b. There is no special reason
c. For national security
d. None of the above
85. Which of the following is the UN’s highest environmental honour
a. Hero of the Earth.
b.Champions of the Earth
c. Climate Champion
d. None
86. Which is the largest Biosphere Reserve of India by area?
a. Seshachalam Biosphere Reserve
b. Panna Biosphere Reserve
c. Kachch biosphere Reserve
d. None
87. Mankidia tribes, sometimes seen in the news, are Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group, in state of:
A. Himachal Pradesh
B. Maharashtra
C. Odisha
D. Kerala
88. Which of the following one is the state animal of the Delhi?
a. Deer
b. Asiatic Lion
c. Ox
d. Nilgai
89.  Arid Forest Research Institute (AFRI) Located in which state
a. Jodhpur
b. Hyderabad
c. Chennai
d. Bangalore
90. Singphan Wildlife Sanctuary, sometimes seen in the news, is located in
A. Assam
B. Manipur
C. Nagaland
D. West Bengal
91.  Who is the ex-officio chairperson of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)
a. Prime Minister
b. President
c. Home Minister
d. Environment Minister
92. The Faith for Earth Initiative was launched by
A. Conservation International
B. World Wide Fund for Nature
C. Greenpeace
D. United Nations Environment Programme(UNEP)
93. The Term “Dear Money” Refers to
a. Low rate of interest
b. A high rate of interest
c. Value of Collateral
d. None
94. Malimath committee is related to which of the following
a. Police Reforms
b. Reforms in the Criminal Justice System in India
c. Reforms in Education system
d. Copyright laws in India
95.  Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding (IFGTB) Located at ?
a. Coimbatore
b. Hyderabad
c. Dehradun
d. Chennai
96. Which of the following states had launched the agriculture extension programme called “ Kisan Pathshala” or “Million Farmers’ School( MFS)Programme”
a. Uttar Pradesh
b. Telangana
c. Tamil Nadu
d. Madhya Pradesh
97. Who among the following religious leaders founded the organization ‘Yogoda Satsanga Society of
India’ or Self Realization Fellowship?
A. B K S Iyengar
B. Paramahamsa Yogananda
C. Swami Vivekananda
D. K Pattabhi Jois
98. The HeadQuarters of  “The International Solar Alliance (ISA)” is located at
a. Chennai
c. Gurugram
d. Ramagundam
99.  Who Publishes National Health Profile (NHP) publication
a. Central Bureau of Health Intelligence
b. Central Bureau of Investigation
d. Ministry of Health and Family
d. President
100. What is P in PARIVESH, Web-based portal
a. Pro-Active
b. Pro-Agent
c.Programme Arrangement
d.Programme Action

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